5 "1Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! 2Wonder! Because I am doing 3something in your days - You would not believe if ayou were told.
6 "For behold, I am 4raising up the Chaldeans, That bfierce and impetuous people Who march cthroughout the earth To d5seize dwelling places which are not theirs.
7 "They are dreaded and 6feared; Their 7justice and eauthority foriginate with themselves.
8 "Their 8horses are swifter than leopards And gkeener than 9wolves in the evening. Their hhorsemen come galloping, Their horsemen come from afar; They fly like an 10eagle swooping down to devour.
9 "All of them come for violence. iTheir horde of 11faces moves forward. They collect captives like sand.
10 "They 12mock at kings And rulers are a laughing matter to them. They 13laugh at every fortress And 14heap up rubble to capture it.
11 "Then they will sweep through like the 15wind and pass on. But they will be held 16guilty, They whose 17strength is their god."